Jailton Almeida defeats Derrick Lewis by unanimous decision

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 04: Jailton Almeida of Brazil reacts after his victory over Derrick Lewis in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on November 04, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Jailton Almeida dominated his main event bout against Derrick Lewis at UFC Sao Paulo and secured a unanimous decision victory.

Ranked No. 9 in the heavyweight division, Almeida remains undefeated in the UFC with a record of 6-0. His performance showcased his control as he consistently took down Lewis and gained full mount in every round. However, Almeida was unable to secure a finish against the powerful knockout artist.

Prior to the fight, Almeida expressed his aspirations of becoming the backup for UFC 295, which will feature a co-main event interim title bout between Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich. That card was organized after champion Jon Jones suffered an injury and withdrew from his scheduled fight against former champion Stipe Miocic.

Although Almeida went the distance in his fight against Lewis, it is unlikely he will be available as a replacement fighter for next week’s co-main event.

Here are the complete results from the UFC Sao Paulo main card:

UFC Sao Paulo: Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis Main Card Results

• Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida def. Derrick Lewis by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45)
• Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim def. Nicolas Dalby by TKO (punches) at 4:23 of R2:

• Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento def. Don’tale Mayes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
• Middleweight: Caio Borralho def. Abus Magomedov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
• Lightweight: Elves Brener def. Kaynan Kruschewsky by KO (punch) at 4:01 of R1:

• Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira (-105) vs. Armen Petrosyan (-115)

UFC Sao Paulo: Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis Prelims Card Results, Highlights

• Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov ends in a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
• Light heavyweight: Vitor Petrino def. Modestas Bukauskas by KO (punch) at 1:03 of R2:

• Women’s strawweight: Angela Hill def. Denise Gomes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
• Women’s strawweight: Eduarda Moura def. Montserrat Conejo Ruiz by TKO (strikes) at 2:14 of R2:

• Lightweight: Marc Diakiese def. Kaue Fernandes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)


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